All products derived from tobacco leaves are considered as tobacco products in South Korea.

Oral tobacco products and nicotine pouches may be placed under even stricter control in South Korea before 2024, when the next parliamentary elections are due. There are currently more than 20 bills before Parliament tackling tobacco as a broad category and while some are more or less similar, they all seek to further restrict the industry and to impose additional product requirements.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of all current and possible future regulation for oral tobacco products and nicotine pouches in South Korea, covering all policy areas.

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Table of contents

  1. Executive summary
  2. Outlook
  3. South Korea: the basics
  4. National regulatory framework
  5. Age restrictions
  6. Product restrictions
  7. Labelling and packaging
  8. Obligation to notify
  9. Retail restrictions
  10. Public usage
  11. Advertising and marketing
  12. Taxation
  13. Enforcement
  14. Sanctions
  15. Relevant laws
  16. Relevant bodies

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